Birkenhead was the location for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first official engagement of the year.

Harry and Meghan were visiting a number of organisations including Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, an organisation that supports women in vulnerable circumstances.

The royal couple are expecting their first child in the spring.

Royal visit to BirkenheadThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex take part in a walkabout in Hamilton Square (Aaron Chown/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadWellwishers get into the spirit of things ahead of the couple’s arrival (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadA plaque honouring Wilfred Owen is unveiled (Aaron Chown/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadOwen’s famous poem, Futility, is inscribed upon the plaque, which marks the 100th anniversary of his death (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadThe duchess touches her baby bump (Aaron Chown/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadA suitably attired spectator awaits the royal couple (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadThe royals chatted with the public on their walkabout (Danny Lawson/PA)
Harry and MeghanMeghan wore a striking purple dress from Aritzia’s Babaton collection and a vivid coat by Sentaler (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadThe duchess’ footwear drew lots of attention across social media (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadMeghan later met people at Number 7, a ‘Feeding Birkenhead’ citizens’ supermarket and community cafe (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadThe duchess presents Angela Midgley with a Moses basket at the community facility in the Pyramids Shopping Centre (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadNumber 7 is a membership-based, non-profit operation focused on helping people who are struggling with their bills (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadThe royals applaud after watching a dance troupe perform at the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadHarry is offered a floral gift (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadMeghan chats with a girl bearing flowers (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadThe couple view a new sculpture marking the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred Owen’s death (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadLocal schoolchildren welcome Meghan (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadMeghan meets more members of the public (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadHarry talks to more children (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to BirkenheadMeghan delivers a speech (Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA)